Master of Public Policy

Specific admission requirements are shown on the Graduate Program Finder.

Prerequisite: a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university.

The following requirements must be fulfilled:

The general requirements stated under Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Graduate Programs.

The Master of Public Policy is available in a dual degree program with the Ph.D. in the field of political science and a joint degree program with the J.D. in the GW Law School.

Required: 40 credits consisting of:
Policy core:
PPPA 6002Research Methods and Applied Statistics
PPPA 6011Introduction to Public Policy
PPPA 6013Econometrics—Policy Research I
PPPA 6014Economics in Policy Analysis
PPPA 6019MPP Capstone
Two of the following:
PPPA 6005Public Budgeting, Revenue, and Expenditure Analysis
PPPA 6015Benefit-Cost Analysis
PPPA 6016Public and Nonprofit Program Evaluation
A three-course policy field:
Policy fields include budget and public finance, education policy, environmental policy, health policy, national security and foreign policy, international development policy, program and policy evaluation, regulatory policy, social policy, and urban policy. With approval, a special field may be constructed, tailored to the student’s academic interests and career objectives
Electives with approval of the advisor